Sailing Instructors

2019 ILYC sailing instructors

Chase Glazzard, Kites & Wires Instructor
Chase grew up in Barrington, RI, and sailed at the College of Charleston where she is finishing her senior year. In addition to her college racing she has experience teaching at Ida Lewis for the last two summers. If you ask the junior sailors at Ida, they call her "Mom" and they all love Chase! 
Thomas O Connor, Kites & Wires Instructor
Thomas is from Cork, Ireland and is currently a second year Medicine student in University College Cork. Thomas began sailing in Kinsale Yacht Club at the age of 7 where he sailed Optis, Lasers and 420s. Thomas went on to instruct sailing for the last 5 years. He has sailed and competed with his high school team and currently sails in inter-varsity events as part of his college racing team. Welcome to Ida Lewis, Thomas!
Eoin Lyden, Day Sailing Instructor
Eoin is from Cork, Ireland and is his 3rd year studying Civil Structural And Environmental Engineering at the University of Cork College where he is also a member of the sailing team. Eoin began sailing Optis at the Royal Cork Yacht Club at age 8 and sailed there until he was 14. In the Optis, he represented Ireland ad international regattas for 3 years until he graduated from the Opti and moved on to sail RS Fevas which he also team raced in high school. Eoin was his high school sailing team captain for 2 years and this will be his 6th summer as an instructor. Ida junior sailors can't wait for Eoin to join the instructors at Ida since Dermot, his older brother, was a favorite at ILYC for the last two summers!
Sadhbh O'Leary, Opti Intermediate Instructor
Sadhbh is a sailor from University College Cork, currently spending a year in Grenoble, France as part of her degree in Commerce International with French Studies. Sadhbh grew up in Baltimore Sailing Club where she went on to work as a Sailing Instructor for several years. Sadhbh competes at inter-varsity events with her college team. Sadhbh also instructed sailing at Newport Yacht Club last summer. Her sailing experience includes Optis, Topaz, 420s, Fireflies and J/22s. We are very excited to have Sadhbh join the Ida team this summer!
Tara MacCarthy, Opti Beginner Instructor
Tara is from Cork, Ireland and is currently a second-year student studying Economics & Finance in University College Dublin. Tara grew up learning to sail at Baltimore Sailing Club in Cork where she completed all ISA Levels and then went on to instruct for five years. She grew up sailing Optis, Topaz and Lasers. Tara now sails for her university where they team race and compete in many inter-varsity events. We are very excited to have Tara join the Ida team this summer!
Ashley Breyer, Junior Instructor
Ashley is returning for her 2nd year as a Junior Instructor at Ida Lewis! Ashley began her career at ILYC doing Commodores In Training and grew up sailing Optis and 420s in Newport Harbor. Ashley is a varsity sailor at Portsmouth Abbey High School where she is currently a junior. In addition to sailing, Ashley also plays squash and field hockey at the Abbey. We are delighted to have Ashley back at Ida, she's a favorite among the younger sailors and the older ones alike!